When 23-year-old Jack Kane was tragically diagnosed with terminal cancer, he made a life-changing decision. Although he was given just weeks to live, the young man proposed to his girlfriend, Emma Clarke. She accepted, and the hastily arranged wedding took place only a week later. But Jack’s wedding speech left his family and friends in stunned silence.
Like a lot of young couples, Jack and Emma had known each other for a long time before beginning their relationship. The pair have been friends for close to a decade, finally getting together three years ago. Unlike most people their age, though, the couple faced an unimaginable few months in 2017 when Jack fell ill.
Suffering with pain in his back and legs, the 23-year-old eventually visited the doctor in August. The tests he underwent failed to diagnose the problem, however. Unfortunately, though, Jack’s health continued to deteriorate, with the back pain and leg hypersensitivity only becoming worse. And following a number of different diagnoses, ranging from mental illness all the way to a trapped nerve, the situation came to a head one morning.